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We had been talking about this backpacking trip to Grayson Highlands for awhile and we finally did it for #1 Matt's Birthday! I Drove 4 hours from my site in Columbia, SC, Grace and the Matts (there are 2 Matts) drove 5 hours from Northern VA, followed by Lee and Adam 5 hours from Richmond. After hours of driving and getting lost, our lovely night began as we reached the parking lot of the trail head of the AT (Appalachian Trail) close to 11 pm. Once we were all geared up ...
We decided to take a ride over Hwy 16 to Tazewell and to visit a valley called Burkes Garden on Thursday. Well the experience driving Hwy 16, called the "Back of the Dragon" with over 260 curves in 32 miles was very cool. The weekend finds this road crowded just like the "Tail of the Dragon" in North Carolina. Rex, Mike, TJ and Chuck you need to ride this road one day!!
Motorcycle riders would also like the road to Burkes Garden. ...
We had a nice drive to Marion, Virginia and Camp Burson Campground. We have a very nice pull-thru spot with full hook ups and pretty good wifi:) So we are good to go!!
Marion has lots of fast food places for a small town. They even have a Walmart but it closes at midnight. There is Hwy 16 that goes thru the park and it is called the Back of the Dragon, instead of the Tail of the Dragon. It is a very curvy road and lots ...
... for a bit, and I did, got swept by a current and got sucked under by a wirlpool FUN! there where also parts when the current would take us towards a boulder and then we would think we would hit it, then carry us away and towards another rock. Whilst we where swimming. The instructor also showed us a picture of when they go fishing in the river we was in - didn't realise 2 1/2ft long catfish was swimming under us! We are now on our way to the great smoky mountains to do something ...
... and grasses. At the old shelter, we turned right to stay on Bluff Mountain Trail, where the Bluff Primitive Trail headed down steeply into the gorge below. From here, we climbed up to the top of Bluff Mountain with great views of the parkway and Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. Heading down from the summit was probably the steepest part on this trail with some steps added to help with the descent. Once down, we continued ...